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Wed
17
Apr

LSU AgCenter Lunch and Learn Set for April 24

The Winn Parish LSU AgCenter will be hosting a “Lunch and Learn” on April 24, 2019. This event will be held at the Winn Parish LSU AgCenter Office located on 119 W. Main St., Ste.4.

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Deano Thornton Speaks to Kiwanis Club

Deano Thornton

Deano Thornton with Trinity Community Health Centers of Louisiana spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday, March 25, 2019. The corporate name is still Winn Community Health Center but with the addition of other clinics in other parishes it is now called Trinity Community Health Centers of Louisiana to include all clinics. Each clinic has its own name. Thornton had a power point presentation as he presented a time line for the clinic and the expansion.

This is the 10 th anniversary of Winn Community Health Clinic. The money was allocated in 2009 and the clinic opened in July of 2009 with 5 employees. Now there are 150 employees over the Trinity Community Health system. The clinic moved to its current location in 2010. At this time additional property has been purchased on W. Lafayette St. and W. Court St.

 

 

Wed
13
Mar

Winnfield Primary School Receives Weyerhaeuser Grant

Winnfield Primary School employees posed with Weyerhaeuser representatives Friday, March 1st, to commemorate Weyerhaeuser’s generosity. Kim Williams, Margaret Reed, and Susie Miller applied for the grant to support additional technology for WPS classrooms. Weyerhaeuser graciously accepted the application and provided $17,000.00 in funding from the Weyerhaeuser Southern Timberlands Giving Fund.

 

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Wed
06
Mar

Kate Nevils, Miss Dixie Gem Peach, Speaks to Rotary

Rotarian Don Kelley, Kate Nevils, Chris Nevils

For the Rotary Program to sum up the last of February, Rotarian Don Kelley had the program for the week. He invited Kate Nevils, daughter of District Attorney Chris Nevils, to speak to the Rotarians. Kate expressed her appreciation for the invitation to be apart of the meeting. She told about her upcoming event with the Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Competition that will be help in Monroe, Louisiana. Kate was recently crowned Miss Dixie Gem Peach out of Ruston, Louisiana.

 

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Wed
06
Mar

North Louisiana Isshinryu Karate Raises $3000 for Speical Olympics

Sensei Donald Rudd presents a $3000 check for Special Olympics to Winn Parish Special Services Supervisor Melissa Trammell

North Louisiana Isshinryu Karate at 609 East Main Street of Winnfield held it’s 10th annual kick a thon for Special Olympics in January of 2019. The Kick a thon is part of the “GIVE BACK” emphasis of the karate school that is in connection with its motto “training for a better tomorrow”.

Owner and master instructor Donald Rudd (7th degree black belt) teaches that if a karate student improves oneself and then helps oth- ers to improve themselves it can assist in strengthening community which leads to a “better tomorrow”.

 

 

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Wed
27
Feb

Smith Awarded Student of the Year, Grant Parish

Gracie Smith

Montgomery Junior High is proud to announce Gracie Smith as 2019 Student of the Year. She was also selected as the Grant Parish Eighth Grade Student of the Year. Gracie will soon be competing at the regional level amongst students from fourteen other surrounding parishes in our region.

Gracie is the daughter of Lisa & Richard DeLong of the Dartigo community and Jake & Haylee Smith of Winnfield. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie & Barbara Lasyone and Wayne & Brenda Smith; great granddaughter of Mrs. Katherine Grantadams. We are very proud to have Gracie represent Montgomery Junior High School as well as Grant Parish and want to wish her good luck as she progresses on to regionals.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Taylor Speaks to Rotarians Feb. 6

Rotarian Bob Holeman introduced Rotarian and local CASA Volunteer Coordinator Jodi Taylor as guest speaker at the club’s Feb. 6 meeting.

Winn Parish is a loving, caring, giving community, Jodi Taylor suggested to Winnfield Rotarians at their February 6 lunch. However, we have a larger problem with child neglect and abuse than we realize or care to admit.

Mrs. Taylor is the CASA Coordinator for the local office of Children’s Advocacy Network (CAN). She explained that the organization’s mission is to help heal and champion abused and neglected children throughout Central Louisiana. The agency currently consist of three programs, which are The Children’s Advocacy Center, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

The CASA volunteer acts as the eyes and ears of the court, making independent, objective recommendations regarding the child’s best interest with the goal of each child being placed in a safe, permanent home.

 

 

Wed
30
Jan

Allen Speaks at Recent Rotary Meeting

Jay Hinckley and Kathy Allen

Through the years, many Winn residents may have sold a home or a property. Whether it was their own home as they moved on to a new residence or a camp or the home of a parent as they’ve handled the estate, they may have wondered what steps they should take, what expenses they ought to make to help get the best price for that property.

Rotarian Jay Hinckley had program responsibilities for the January 23 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield and invited Jonesboro realtor Kathy Allen to speak about things a seller ought to do to get the best sale price in the shortest time. Are there items on a must-do checklist? Are there things that some sellers spend money on only to find that it does not benefit the sale? Should they sell the property “asis” or should they seek a higher price by providing an allowance for certain items that need attention?

Wed
30
Jan

Kiwanis December 2018 Terrific Kids

Atlanta Left to right: Makenzie Ray, Kendall Price, Clayton Epperly, Macey Evans, Jewel Boudreaux. Kiwanian: Karla Wroten (KVCL)

Atlanta

Left to right: Makenzie Ray, Kendall Price, ClaytonEpperly, Macey Evans, Jewel Boudreaux. Kiwanian: KarlaWroten (KVCL)

 

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Wed
23
Jan

WSHS Band to Sell Plate Lunches Jan. 25

Lydia Vongille Cunnigham, age 10 and only weighing 70 lbs., caught this 40 lb. blue catfish January 5, 2019 at Lake Wylie, NC. Lydia is the granddaughter of Mona Collins Jones and the late Dr. John F. Jones of Winnfield.

Winnfield Sr. High School Band will be selling Brisket Lunch plates on January 25 from 11-2. Plates consist of Brisket, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Roll and Cake. We will deliver to businesses with 3 or more orders.

 

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